I am a new member of the group so please bear with me. I am currently a single mom-but not by choice. You see, my husband was brutally murdered back in August of 2012, in front of our house, for no reason. I have two teenage daughters (13 and 15) who are my reason for living, plus I have two grown children who are my reason for living. It has been a rough road for all of us, but we are doing the best we can. We presently live in South Bend, IN, where it is under 10 degrees and presently have 4" of snow with more on the way. I am 47 years old. My husband and I were married for 19 years but together for 20. He was only 55 years old. It is very difficult to get through each day, but my husband would not want us to live in the past, so we must move on. I was diagnosed with PTSD just after his murder, I kept having flashbacks and I could not sleep at all. I cried quite often and my family was really worried about me and suggested I get some help. So I did, and after nearly six months, I can talk about my husband without breaking down uncontrollably.
My daughters and I live with my grown son and his family, they have five kids that range in age from nine to two. It is pretty chaotic in the morning when the five oldest, who are all female, are getting ready for school and having only one bathroom. My son took us in when we didn't have a place to go. Needless to say, I have a pretty awesome family. We have are moments, but we are sticking together because all we have is each other and I love them all too much to lose them.